EA and Maxis have announced via press release that The Sims 4 will be released worldwide in Autumn 2014. The game was originally scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2014, with EA and Maxis not giving a reason for the delay.
"The Sims franchise has the best fans in the world and their passion and enthusiasm is at an all-time high. Those millions of voices will fuel our development process, helping The Sims 4 to be the most ambitious and the best game our studio has ever made. We can't wait to see our fans reaction when The Sims 4 comes out in autumn 2014," said Rachel Franklin, VP and GM of The Sims Studio.
The life simulator is now available for pre-order on the game's official site, and by doing this players will get a free upgrade to the Limited Edition, which include the Life of the Party content. There's also a Digital Deluxe edition, which includes the content from the Limited Edition and content yet to be revealed.